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Victoria Louise Pendleton, CBE – born 24 September 1980 – is a British jockey and former track cyclist.

Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in international competition, winning nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint competition, dominating the event between 2005 and 2012. Pendleton is a former Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion. In 2012 she won the gold medal in the keirin at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as silver in the sprint.

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling. As a gold medalist at European, World and Olympic level, Pendleton is also a member of the European Cycling Union Hall of Fame.

Victoria can now be seen as a pundit on ITV’s horse Racing coverage

The second ‘Clare Balding Show’ will air this evening on BT Sport. Clare will be joined by former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, double-Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and Britain’s most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle. Clare will be talking to Michael about England’s latest Ashes…

The 2017 Grand National Festival takes place this week (6-8th April) from the Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside. ITV will have live coverage of all three days including the Grand National itself, when 40 runners will jump the 30 famous fences including iconic obstacles like Becher’s…

The 2017 Cheltenham Festival will take place this week (14-18th March) with live TV coverage on ITV. The coverage marks the first time ITV has screened live racing from the Cheltenham Festival and features 20 hours of live footage, taking in five races per day….

Horse racing returns to ITV for the first time since 1985 today as Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell present live coverage of races from Cheltenham and Musselburgh. The coverage marks racing’s return to ITV for the first time in 32 years, kick-starting a new four-year…

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from Friday 5th August – Sunday 21st August 2016 with live coverage across the BBC. The BBC will broadcast a total of 550 hours of network coverage across 17 days of world-class sporting action. The BBC…